samsmith33 (262) - - OCT 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 aroma is strong pumpkin , some citrus and a touch of allspice . hazy yellowish orange color , small white head . flavor is pumpkin , some wheat and/or yeast. Allspice. finish is a little bit pasty .this is a pretty good pumpkin beer. Didn’t realize that Kennebunkport Brewing Company was an alias for shipyard until I looked this beer up.
#7 of 8 in Pumpkin Beer Evaluation.
Values Updated after Pumpkin Beer Comparison.
Double Blind Evaluation of 8 2013 Pumpkin Beers: 1-Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale; 2-Dogfishead Punkin Ale; 3-Fegleys Devious Imperial Pumpkin; 4-Southern Tier Pumking; 5-Terrapin Pumpkinfest; 6-Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale; 7-Shipyard Pumpkin Ale; 8-Big Muddy Brewing Pumpkin
cpalmisano (13) - - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma: Holy shit, this is probably the most aromatic pumpkin beer I've laid my nose on. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. Smells amazing. Taste thin body with a nice crisp finish. You don't get much of the pumpkin flavor until after the beer leaves your mouth. One of the more refreshing pumpkin beers.
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patxa (166) - MEXICO - OCT 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Is not that this beer is so bad. Its just not pumpkin beer. Banana aroma, pale copper color, no head, no lace, taste of cinnamon and a watery weak palate. Drinkable but misleading.
IrishSailor (1) - Dallas, USA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very disappointed by this Pumpkin offering from Shipyard. Pumpkins are easy to mess up if the spices are not in balance. As is the case here. The nose is all Cinnamon. The flavor is extremely bland with an explosion of Cinnamon on the back of the tongue. Where is the nutmeg? The brown sugar? The Allspice? Hell, where is the freakin’ pumpkin? If you have a choice of another pumpkin over this one, take it.
Fredis23 (450) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Hazy Yellow, A shade or two lighter than other Pumpkin Beers, Big Head, Some Lacing. Mostly Pumpkin and Cinnamon Flavors. Sweet and Moderately Spicy. Slightly Higher than Average Carbonation. Good.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s Charlottesville. Pours a slighty hazy amber color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, earth, spice, caramel. The taste is tart pumpkin, vanilla, spice. Thin-bodied, low carbonation, slight lingering spice.
Earlier Rating: 9/16/2008 Total Score: 3.1
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Best before Jan. 2009. Orange pour (appropriate) with a thin white head. Slight chill haze. Spices come through big in the aroma. Cinnamon mostly. Also some grainy notes. Subtle squash-like pumpkin notes in the taste along with assertive spices. Medium body.
ads135 (2382) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad pumpkin ale at all. Not much fake flavoring and the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors are refined and subtle.
kidobutai (120) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m surprised at all the low ratings. I think this is the best pumpkin ale I’ve had. Not bitter, and a great pumpkin aroma and taste.
mike5326 (482) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear fizzy yellow color, slight white head. Nutmeg and pumpkin mash smell. Light watery nutmeg flavor.
jhp40219 (207) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden with a one finger bright white head that fades into a ring of bubbles rather quickly leaving slight lacing that slides down into the beer immediately. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, and clove. Taste is prominent artificial pumpkin flavor, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, a little clove. All of it tastes of cheap artificial pumpkin spice flavoring. Sweet, sugary and a bit syrupy. Light to medium bodied, thin and watery texture, average carbonation, long malty finish of pumpkin flavoring. Not bad but not great either. Worth buying a single bottle or two, but not a six pack.